A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 

 

Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 

 

You're a lone ranger but don't want to be completely alone. We'll help plan your itinerary and set you up with our friends. Less hassles, more amazing, that's Monograms.

Happiness flows.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.

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At Avalon Waterways, we know that luxury is about being able to choose your own adventure. You’ve earned your time to breathe. The time and space to step out and see the world your way. Welcome to the relaxed luxury of river cruising.

With 15 years of innovation in River Cruising, backed by over 90 years of experience in the travel industry, we’ll fuel your passions and show you a world less seen – both from the comfort of your Panoramic Suite℠, and outside of it.

Unpack once and indulge more in your own private suite aboard our river cruise fleet. Drink in the view of quaint towns and villages from the unique vantage point. Tempt your taste buds with decadent delicacies prepared by our renowned chefs. Choose your own adventure and create your own memories. Savour the freedom to do it all or to do just a little. 

Our job is to bring you the world. Your job is to live it..

A host of personalisation.

The Captain may be at the helm of your Avalon Suite Ship, but it’s your welcoming Cruise Director at the centre of it all. Worldly, insightful and infinitely helpful, every Avalon Waterways Cruise Director is hand selected to ensure a rewarding journey, a relaxing experience, and the smoothest of sailing. The most gracious of hosts, our Cruise Directors take the time to get to know our guests, asking the right questions to match our selection of included Avalon Choice® excursions and activities to individual personalities and preferences. These passionate men and women who proudly call Europe home also delight in sharing their favorite experiences to enhance yours. Whether you’re looking for the best spot to shop for local treasures, the liveliest sidewalks for a midday stroll, or a quaint café for a special night out at port, our Cruise Directors love shining their light on the local scene so that you return home with the brightest of memories. Amicable, approachable and accessible, Avalon Waterways Cruise Directors are eager to tailor your holiday to your unique tastes and help you feel at home. After all, it’s your river cruise, not ours.

 

Setting Your Spirit in Motion

Watching centuries of history slowly pass you by is an adventure in itself. But what if elevating your heart rate a few extra beats is more your speed? Meet your Avalon Adventure HostSM. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to our Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for a scenic ride through town, grab a map and Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, your Adventure Host can make it happen.

 

Ships & Suites

From the moment you step aboard our modern, award-winning cruise fleet, our passion for detail redefines relaxed luxury. 

Breathe in the view with our panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, which blur the line between where the world ends and your room begins. With the most spacious suites of any European river cruise, unpack once and indulge more in your own private oasis. Relax and recharge in your own slice of heaven, which boasts complimentary Wifi, an on-board library, hair salon and fitness centre. 

Unwind after a day of adventure with decadent drinks at the cocktail bar. Savour local delicacies and world class wines prepared for you by our renowned chefs. Be surprised by the variety of on-board entertainment. Do it all or do as little, but do it your way.  

Popular Cruises

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DANUBE DREAMS
DEGGENDORF   BUDAPEST
Tour: WDB
DANUBE DREAMS

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Visit Passau,...

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THE LEGENDARY DANUBE
NUREMBERG   BUDAPEST
Tour: WNB
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ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHONE
LYON   PORT ST LOUIS
Tour: WYL
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHONE

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Rhône River offers just-right included activities and excursions to suit your...

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AMSTERDAM   BASEL
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PORT ST LOUIS   ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Tour: WLJ
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Tour: WBA
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